Understanding the Impact of a DUI Conviction

When you are charged with a DUI, it is frightening and stressful. If this is your first DUI charge–or first time dealing with law enforcement–you may have no idea what to expect. You may not know what the consequences of a DUI charge are or the penalties you face if convicted.

You should know that law enforcement and prosecutors treat alleged DUI offenders harshly. At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, we make it our job to defend people facing DUI charges. We will give you honest advice about your situation and help you understand your options.

DUI Penalties in Colorado

The penalties for DUI are complex and can change frequently. They may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, by judge, and according to other factors. The penalties increase for each subsequent DUI. They also increase if the driver’s blood alcohol content was more than .2. The penalties in Colorado for a drunk driving conviction may include:

  • Imprisonment
  • Fines
  • Public service
  • Participation in a MADD victim’s impact panel
  • Alcohol education and therapy
  • License suspension

You have seven days to request a hearing with the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles to challenge your driver’s license suspension–so it’s important to act quickly. After your first DUI conviction, you license may be suspended, but it is possible to apply for early reinstatement.

Our firm can help you navigate both the license and criminal charge aspects of your case. We will fight on your behalf, protecting your rights and working to help you keep your driver’s license and get the best possible outcome for your case.

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